Trillium Lakelands District School Board is committed to the development of positive school climates in all schools to ensure environments where students and staff can feel happy, comfortable, welcome and safe. Schools have committed resources and work to build capacity on an ongoing basis to help students deal with difficult situations. As a school board however, we realize that incidents of bullying do occur, and a student who is the target of bullying must tell an adult in their school, their parents, a friend, or report the incident online. It is important for the student to tell someone so that school personnel can take steps to assist all individuals involved to repair the harm, and restore the relationship. Counseling, and mental health services are available for the student who feels vulnerable in the school. Parents are encouraged to be partners in focused solutions. All schools have a formal response to bullying plan in place.
Whenever a student feels they are in any type of difficult situation, they should tell an adult in their school, their parent/guardian, a friend, or report the incident using the online reporting tool. It is important for the student to tell someone so that school personnel can take steps to assist all individuals involved to repair the harm and restore the relationship.
All schools have a formal Bullying Prevention, Intervention, and Response Plan in place. The school’s response to bullying will typically involve the TLDSB five step framework for responding to reporting of bullying behaviour: reporting, investigation, communication, intervention, and monitoring.